Back in February, Madison voted in the Wisconsin Spring Primary election. Now it’s time to seal the deal with the Spring Election! There’s a lot of confusing information around voting, so we’ve compiled this list of resources to help you ensure your voice is heard!
Here’s what will be on the ballot for those of us living in Downtown Madison:
- Justice of the Supreme Court
- Court of Appeals Judge District 4
- Dane County Circuit Court Judge Branch 16
- Madison Mayor
- Madison Alderperson District 4
- School District Board Member Seat 3
- School District Board Member Seat 4
- School District Board Member Seat 5
Check out MyVote.wi.org to check your registration status, see who/what is on the ballot, and register t vote (or get info on how to register to vote if you do not meet the requirements to register online). The City of Madison also provides detailed information about voting here.
Wisconsin currently has very strict voter ID laws. In order to vote in Wisconsin, there are specific identifications that you must have with you. VoteRiders.com provides information about those identifications and how to get them.
Voting as a student at the UW, MATC, or other nearby college can be particularly confusing — especially if you are from out of state. Check out this website (published by the UW, so it is UW specific) for information about voting as student!
Will you be out of town on voting day? Do you currently reside in a different state than you have established residency? Are you a student? You can vote absentee or early! The City of Madison provides detailed instructions for how Madisonians can vote absentee or early on this website.
Getting to the polls can be difficult, but there are many organizations and services that are willing to help. Carpoolvote.com is a service that provides rides for those that need them — and you can even sign up to be a driver!
A great way to learn about current political and social issues is ISideWith.com. It is geared towards seeing where you fall in terms of the potential 2020 presidential candidates, but has lots of information to help educate you on various issues.